Mugwort tea has been in use for thousands of years in a number of different cultures, ranging from Europe to China, and has long been praised for its medicinal benefits. It was also the key ingredient in brewing beer for centuries before using hops came into favor. Some people say the “mug” part of the plant’s name comes from its brewing history, but a more likely etymology is the Old Norse muggi, meaning marsh. The mugwort plant is a tall shrub that is closely related to sunflowers, and its leaves, flowers, and roots are all used for their nutrient content. The specific benefits of mugwort tea are mainly due to the presence of flavonoids, triterpenes, and other antioxidant compounds, as well as vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin E, potassium, iron, calcium, and various B-family vitamins.
Drinking mugwort tea is has been recommended for people suffering from insomnia, anxiety, painful menstruations, digestive issues, obesity, weak immunity, diabetes, depression, inflammation, colds, coughs, flu, respiratory infections, and kidney problems. Please do not use if you are pregnant or nursing. Mugwort contains the chemical thujone, which is a mild intoxicant.
In spellcraft, mugwort is used as a prophetic or visionary herb to obtain wisdom.
Your mugwort will arrive in a sealed bag, in either a half-ounce or ounce.
*This information has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.